The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 27, 2014

Notebook: Parrow back after long absence

WATERLOO, N.Y. — Like the musical group “The Eagles,” Bobby Parrow took a long absences from doing what he loves.

Parrow has raced only twice since 1999.

He came to Selinsgrove with Waterloo car owner Scott Stackus as a 17-year-old in 1985 fresh from racing go-karts.

“We made the feature in our very first race together which was an All Star Circuit of Champions race and we finished 14th,” he said.

Parrow returned to the track that he considers his home track a few weeks ago with Scranton car owner Chuck Zack.

“Selinsgrove was always a fast track, it hasn’t slowed down at all,” he said. “The wall was a little higher back then and there’s not quite as big of a bump as there used to be in turn three.”

Parrow’s career at Selinsgrove spanned seven seasons from 1985 to 1991.

“I always wanted to win at Selinsgrove in a 410,” he said. “We had a lot of top five’s and second’s, but we would be in the lead and something would happen.”

Parrow said he wasn’t sure how long the team will race at Selinsgrove, but it felt good to be back.

“I’m just going to play it by ear,” he said. “I have my own business and it is tough to get away.”

His lone win at the track came in 1996 during an Empire Super Sprint-sanctioned event. After the 1991 season, Parrow raced mainly with ESS and has 22-career feature wins with the touring series.

BACK AGAIN: The United Racing Company returns to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday to sanction the Firecracker 30 for the 360 sprint cars.

Last week, Brock Zearfoss became the eighth different winner in the 360 sprint car competition this season. Mark Smith, of Sunbury, and Aaron Ott, of East Berlin, have won URC-sanctioned events at the track this year.

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